Ernslaw Burn, a funny name. You’d think it was a location for a forest fire or something. No, it is one of the most magnificent places I have ever visited. It is in New Zealand and like a lot of places in New Zealand it is magic. The burn is a bowl-shaped hollow high up in the mountains with glaciers and waterfalls falling inti buy the hundreds. On one of my workshops to Ernslaw Burn we ferried participants up a high and long valley by helicopter. Once there, we were free to explore and take it all in. Words can’t describe it but hopefully some of these pictures will. Maybe I’ll try another workshop in New Zealand in the next year or so now that the pandemic is subsiding.
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This image was made on one of my trips to New Zealand a number of years ago. We had just visited the set of the Hobbit and we drove down the road a ways and came across this beautiful brook. The falls and water seemed to be coming right out of the woods. I spent. a bit of time getting this shot right. It now hangs in my living room as a metal print.
This image was made at Tasman Glacier Terminal Lake by Aoraki/Mount Cook, New Zealand with a Panasonic GH2, 7-14mm zoom at 14mm 1/500th sec. at f/8, ISO. 160. New Zealand has so much to offer photographers. Just an amazing place to take pictures and see amazing things.
This image was made in New Zealand. We were driving to a landscape location and I saw this dam and we turned around to shoot it. I like the geometry and industrial feel. It’s fun to try something different. Sharp angles and lines make for interesting images. Black and white was the way to go.
I have been spending what little spare time I have organizing my photos from the last few years. It’s a mammoth task and one I say I will stay on top of from now on. Here’s to hoping I do. This is an image I found shot 2 years ago in New Zealand. This a tree that is photographed a lot. I guess because it sits out in this filed and a small pond by itself. Once again I saw it in B&W.
One of the most magical and photographic places I can think of is New Zealand. I love NZ and it’s no wonder the Hobit is filmed here. There are some of the coolest places anywhere to shoot pictures. This one is one of my favorites. It’s about an hours drive from Queenstown.
I love New Zealand. If I won the lottery I’d probably run off to this amazing land. I get to New Zealand about once a year. Usually in early December when it is their spring time. all over the countryside are amazing wildflowers and especially Lupens. You can stop by a river shore and spend hours shooting these beautiful flowers. Today’s shot is of Lupens made on my last visit.
Yes it really did look like this. On one our PODAS workshops to New Zealand we were on top of the mountain overlooking Queenstown and we were blessed with the most amazing light. We saw rainbows, storms and this magnificent display as the sun set and lit up all the clouds. You had to be there.
New Zealand is full of surprises and most of them make great photography opportunities. This was just on of those cases. We were exploring a valley and came across this old stone wall with a tree at the end. This image was made with a 28mm lens on a Phase One IQ180.
I have been re-working some of my images using the update Capture One software 7.. I basically take images I worked on previously and run them back through the processor and they now come out even better. This is one of those images. It was shot on an IQ180 in New Zealand last December. I love the greens and details I was able to pull out of this shot. This was magical location.